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Slurry acidification technologies in the Baltic Sea Region

Procurement process of pilot installations Edited by JÄ nis KaĹžotnieks, Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre August 2018


Procurement process of pilot installations Edited by Jānis Kažotnieks, Latvian Rural Advisory and Training

Centre, Latvia Contributing authors: • Kalvi TAMM, Estonian Crop Research Institute, Estonia • Jonas OSTERMANN, Blunk GmpH, Germany • Gints JAKUBOVSKIS, Lauku Agro, Latvia • Artūras ŠIUKŠČIUS, Animal Science Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania • Jan BARWICKI, Institute of Technology and Life Sciences, Poland • Erik SINDHÖJ, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden Review by Henning Lyngsø FOGED from Organe Institute Aps, Denmark

August 2018


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Preface This report is prepared in the frames of the Baltic Slurry Acidification project, cofinanced by Interreg Baltic and implemented by 16 partners from Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries in the period from March 2016 to February 2019. The report is a deliverable of work package 3 (WP3) concerning Procurement process of pilot installations. The report contains descriptions of whole procurement process in each particular project partner countries – Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. Descriptions include types of slurry acification technology (SAT) chosen, some technical information about particular SAT’s, procurement sums, offering companies, procurement time schedules, some specific details of contract as well as general explanation of whole procurement processes. The procurement of the specific SAT was made in accordance with local legislation of each particular country, the feasibility considerations and within the available budget limitations of project. The report is compiled by the WP3 leader on basis of information and data provided by the 6 pilot installation hosts. The framework of the report has been made by assisting leader of WP3 Henning Lyngsø FOGED from Organe Institute Aps, he has also carried out review of this particular report.

Ozolnieki, Latvia August 2018 Jānis KAŽOTNIEKS


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Contents Preface .................................................................................................................................................... 3 Summary ................................................................................................................................................ 5 1. Background ....................................................................................................................................... 6 2. Procurement ..................................................................................................................................... 7 Estonia ............................................................................................................................................ 7 Germany ........................................................................................................................................8 Latvia ...............................................................................................................................................9 Lithuania ....................................................................................................................................... 10 Poland............................................................................................................................................ 11 Sweden ......................................................................................................................................... 12 Annex A: Specifications .................................................................................................................... 15 Annex A.1: Specification of slurry tanker ............................................................................. 15 Annex A.2: Specification of slurry spreading equipment ............................................... 18 Annex A.3: Specification of slurry acidification equipment ........................................... 20 Annex B – Check list template .......................................................................................................23 Annex C – Procurement process for Estonian installation .....................................................25 Annex C.1: Checklists for procurement process ............................................................... 25 Annex D – Procurement process for German installation......................................................28 Annex D.1: Checklists for procurement process............................................................... 28 Annex E – Procurement process for Latvian installation ........................................................ 31 Annex E.1: Checklist for procurement process .................................................................. 31 Annex F – Procurement process for Lithuanian installation ..................................................33 Annex F.1: Checklist for procurement process ................................................................. 33 Annex G – Procurement process for Polish installation ..........................................................35 Annex G.1: Checklists for procurement process............................................................... 35 Annex H – Procurement process for Swedish installation......................................................38 Annex H.1: Checklist for procurement process ................................................................ 38


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Summary Procurement process began with tendering, that included elaboration of technical specifications too. General specifications for slurry tankers, spreading and acidification equipment were designed by WP3 leader Janis Kazotnieks and it was freely available for all the investment partners online in projects BaseCamp site. Some of the investing partners found it a challenge and reason for major delay to organise needed documentation to comply with. Procurement process was carried out on basis of national and EU tender regulations in combination with the strict procurement requirements of Interreg Baltic. It was also based on facts obtained during feasibility studies and study trip to Denmark earlier in the project. There were totally 9 separate procurements done in six investment projects in six countries: Estonia - Estonian Crop Research Institute (ECRI); Germany - Blunk GmbH; Latvia – Lauku Agro SIA; Lithuania - Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS); Poland - Institute of Technology and Life Sciences (ITP) and Sweden - Br. Göransson AB. All the procurements were finalised as planned by the end of the project period No.5. There were two types of acidification equipment procured during the process: five in-field – ECRI (small scale), Blunk GmbH, Lauku Agro SIA (used), LUHS and Br. Göransson AB; one in-storage - ITP. Based on procurement of six investment projects a total budget of € 1’345’257 (compared with 1’141’333 planned) was used and it is expected to save the environment for 66’980 kg nitrogen via reduced ammonia emissions, and thus reduced use of nitrogen mineral fertiliser. The use of sulphuric acid will also reduce the costs for purchase of sulphuric mineral fertiliser. Investments were made on a pure commercial basis in three cases: Blunk GmbH in Germany and Br. Göransson AB in Sweden, which both are contractors, and by Lauku Agro in Latvia which is pig and arable farm businesses. Two investors, Institute of Technology and Life Sciences (ITP) in Poland, and Animal Science Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS) in Lithuania have scientific aims for the investments, but at the same time will use the equipment for their own livestock farms. Estonian Crop Research Institute (ECRI) will use their slurry acidification equipment exclusively for scientific purposes.


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1. Background For the planning purposes there were feasibility studies done in each of the investment case. Each of six individual investment partners made an indicative decision about the preferred SAT, and included indicative budgets for the needed investments in the entire project budget. There were also some meetings and workshops as well as study trip to Denmark to encourage the development of the project’s investment side. It was the phase of detailed planning afterwards, including feasibility studies, where each individual investment partner estimated the economic, financial, logistical, environmental and other relevant issues to make their choice as sustainable and reliable as possible. Final decisions about the preferred SAT for the individual investment partner was taken and the feasibility study planning used for preparation of tender material and tenders itselves. Table 1: Summary of the main SAT feasibility study conclusions. Country

Organisation

Preferred SAT

Expected investment cost, €

Expected time of procurement

Expected annual reduction of N-loss, kg

EST

ECRI

In-field

192’000 Quarter 4/2017.

DEN

Blunk GmbH

In-field

233’333 Summer 2017

25’300

LAT

Lauku Agro SIA

In-field

160’000 Second half of 2017

12’500

LIT

LUHS

In-field

180’000 Summer 2017

10’240

POL

ITP

In-storage

SWE

Br. Göransson

In-field

TOTAL

6 pilot installations

61’000 Second half of 2017 315’000 Finalised in February 2017 1’141’333

Minimal

8’740 10’000 66’980


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2. Procurement Estonia

Figure: In-field SAT (SyreN mini) investment made by ECRI. The SyreN mini was produced specifically to work with smaller tankers for research purposes.

ECRI has invested in an in-field acidification system for research purposes only. They procured Joskin 8 m3 slurry tanker from Eesti Agritehnika OU equipped with 3m wide open slot disc injector (EUR 57’480) and Biocover SyreN mini for another EUR 87’480. According Estonian regulations, national tenders have to be organised for procurements of values above € 40,000, and international tenders for values above € 130,000. All three items to procure have values below the threshold for international tenders, provided they are purchased separately. As a result the first procurement for slurry tanker and spreading device failed, because there was only one valuable offer and the price for tanker and spreader was too high - 165 790 EUR plus VAT, instead of 175 000 EUR for whole system. The second procurement was made in two parts: one for tanker and injector, another for small scale acidification equipment. The first part was successful with 2 offers: from Eesti Agritehnika OU for EUR 154’800 and from Stokker AS for EUR 57’480, choosing the last. The second got just one offer from Eesti Agritehnika OU for EUR 87’480, which was good enough to choose. The second procurement at the end was easy and understandable, but there were some minor problems with functionality of equipment. There were also some disagreements between ECRI and supplier, because it seemed the dealer is not familiar with machinery supplied. ECRI recommends to pay more attention to qualify suppliers, but in this case there was the only supplier of acidification equipment which made whole procurement process more complicated. The investment costs were below the project budget of € 192,000 (144’960). A digital procurement process was undertaken during October/November of 2017. Equipment was delivered in June 2018.


8 The Estonian legislation about public procurement is available at https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/501112016003/consolide Procurement regulations in ECRI instead are available at http://www.etki.ee/images/pdf/Riigihange/Riigihank_eeskiri_2014_06_27.pdf Estonian dealers for slurry acidification equipment are Eesti Agritehnika OU at www.agritehnika.ee/.

Germany

Figure: In-field SAT investment (SyreN) made by Blunk GmbH in Germany spreading acidified slurry during a demonstration outside of Kiel.

Blunk GmbH has invested in an in-field SAT system. As they are farm contractors, their equipment is of larger size containing 30 m3 Kaweco slurry tanker equipped with 24m wide trailing hose spreading device and SyreN acidification equipment. The total cost of machinery was EUR 366’825. The original decision was to go for slurry tanker which would be suitable to carry 2,000 litres of sulphuric acid (2 IBC’s) on it, and so that the IBC tanks with sulphuric acid would be placed in between the slurry tanker and tractor rather than in front of the tractor. The tender process has begun in January 2017 with half a year delay as planned due to the complicated process of preparing the tender documents. As a result they got an offer for 460’000 which was far above the budget limitations. Partly based on a fact that it was too expensive and by that time legislation had changed there was another decision to change their specifications and return to an ordinary construction of acidification equipment. It was then another procurement process with one good offer from Kaweco (EUR 366’825) which ended up with signed contract in January 2018. Equipment was delivered in July 2018. The investment costs were above the budget of EUR 233,333 as EUR 366’825. Another procurement was done due to Blunk’s plans to use safer containers for an acid – Varioboxes. It was an easy process comparing the purchase of fertilisation hardware and was completed within three months between May and July 2018. Only one valuable offer was received from Promens with the total cost for 20 Varioboxes of EUR 20’080. The legislation which limits the procurement processes in Germany are as follows: RICHTLINIE 2014/24/EU DES EUROPÄISCHEN PARLAMENTS UND DES RATES vom 26. Februar 2014 über die öffentliche Auftragsvergabe und zur Aufhebung der Richtlinie 2004/18/EG


9 In English: Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC. Link: https://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/DE/Downloads/P-R/richtlinie-vergabe-oeffentlicherauftraege.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=1 There are no dealers of slurry acidification equipment in Germany at the moment.

Latvia

Figure: In-field SAT investment (SyreN) made by Lauku Agro while on display at the inauguration event.

Lauku Agro has invested in an in-field acidification system from GOMA Viborg ApS consisting of Samson PG25 slurry tanker, 24m wide spreading device with trailing hoses and acidification equipment SureN from BioCover. They use it for spreading acidified separation liquids from pig slurry as well as digestate from biogas production. Equipment was procured as a second hand alternative in very good shape. The total cost of investment was EUR 157’000, which fits into the project budget of EUR 162’000 perfectly. It was the easiest and quickest procurement in whole project, beginning in July 2017 and ending up with machinery delivered 2,5 months later at the end of September 2017. There were 3 good offers received: AR Agro for EUR 169’500; AGS Maskiner for EUR 162’500 and GOMA Viborg ApS for EUR 157’000 respectively. The main problem for tender providers was to find acidification system that has been reflected in specs because of only one manufacturer - BioCover. All the rest of procurement of bid of three was easy and smooth, finalising in optimal result just close to 3 months after beginning. The result was as good, because the company have excellent and experienced personnel having completed much even more completed procurement before. The legislation act which limits the procurement process in Latvia is Publisko iepirkumu likums, Public Procurement Law, 15 December 2016, https://likumi.lv/doc.php?id=287760 English version not available. There are no dealers of slurry acidification equipment in Latvia at the moment.


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Lithuania

Figure: In-field SAT investment (SyreN) made by LUHS in Lithuania spreading acidified slurry on their experimental farm.

LUHS has invested in an in-field acidification system from UAB Biržu žemtiekimas consisting of AP 20 m3 slurry tanker, 12 m wide spreading device with trailing hoses and acidification equipment SureN from BioCover. They use it for spreading acidified cattle slurry. The total cost of investment was EUR 223,474, which was still above the project budget of EUR 180’000. LUHS did use EU-wide-tender method for the equipment and the first procurement was for the tanker of capacity of 24 m3 and the 12 m wide trailing hose spreading device equipped with acidification device. The only offer of EUR 238’000 was too expensive for their budget and was rejected therefore. The decision about purchase of smaller scale tanker (20 m3) was taken immediately and the second procurement announced with just some small changes in tendering documentation. It took three months for the second procurement to be finalised. They again got one valuable offer from UAB Biržu žemtiekimas for EUR 223’474,90. It was finally AP 20 m3 tanker with 12 m trailing hose spreading device and SureN acidification equipment on it. Purchase was completed by August 2017 and equipment was delivered in November 2017. But it still was not the end of the story because LUHS they did not have the tractor capable enough to carry 1 m3 of sulphuric acid plus IBC and equipment on it’s front linkage. It was time to find the one to rent and they did it. So, it is extremely urgent to understand and take in account that the needed lifting capacity of front linkage should be not less than 4,5 tons in this case. In Lithuania there are strict procurement requirements and a long document evaluation period. The open tender procedure takes about 4 months. Lithuanian dealers for slurry acidification equipment are UAB Biržu žemtiekimas at:

Tiekimo 4, LT-41128 Birzai, Lithuania GSM: + 370 682 18997 E-mail: info@zemtiekamas.lt www.zemtiekimas.lt


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Poland

Figure: In-storage SAT investment (Ørum) made by ITP in Poland, here acidifying slurry at ITP’s experimental farm in Biebrza.

ITP have invested in a tractor powered in-storage acidification equipment from Orum Co as for EUR 39’000 well as in small scale (2 x 12,5 m3) in-storage equipment from FAPO Co for EUR 22’000 at their research farm. The total cost of investment was EUR 61’000, which matches perfect with the project budget of EUR 61’000. The procurement was separated in two parts: one for tractor propelled in-storage and another for small scale in-storage equipment. The small scale equipment procurement was initiated in August 2017 and completed in December 2017. Only one offer from FAPO Co for EUR 22’000 was received and accepted. Equipment was installed in December 2017. The second procurement for tractor powered mixer was initiated in October 2017 and completed in February 2018. There was only one offer from ORUM Co for EUR 39’000 in this case too. The sign of good co-operation between ITP and ORUM was that the machinery was delivered (December 2017) even before the payment was made (February 2018). As the problematic sight of the procurement for ITP was that all the documentation from ORUM in Danish (or even in English) had to be translated into Polish to complete the procurement in a correct way. There is no specific legislation that limits the procurement. ITP was using method to bid-at-three.


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Figure: The small-scale In-storage SAT investment designed by ITP for experimental purposes at their Falenty field station.

Polish dealers for slurry acidification equipment are: West part of Poland: www.pomot.pl, address: str. Słowiańska 2, 74-500 Chojna, Poland. Managing Director: Leszek Siatka East part of Poland: www.agro.serwis.com, address: str. Kościelna 16, 18-315 Kołaki Kościelne, Poland, Owner: Dariusz Sobol

Sweden

Figure: In-field SAT investment (SyreN) made by Br. Göransson on display at a demonstration in Sweden.


13 Br. Göransson AB has invested in an in-field SAT system in order to sell slurry acidification services to their customers when spreading the slurry. As they are too are farm contractors (as same as Blunk), their equipment too is of larger size containing 28 m3 AP slurry tanker from AP Gyllevongne A/S equipped with 24m wide trailing hose spreading device and SyreN acidification equipment from Biocover. The total cost of equipment was EUR 384’618,75. The procurement was separated in two parts: one for 30 m3 slurry tanker equipped with 24m wide trailing hose spreading device and other for acidification equipment. The slurry tanker and spreader procurement was initiated in December 2015 and completed in April 2016. They got 3 good offers for that: from GOMA Viborg ApS for EUR 262’083 plus VAT and shipping; from HARSO for EUR 259’012 plus VAT and shipping and from AP Gyllevongne A/S for EUR 252’695 plus VAT and shipping. Offer 3 was the lowest cost but they also had the largest tires which was a procurement criteria. Then there was the procurement for acidification equipment from April 2016 till April 2017 and only one good offer was received from Biocover AS for 55’000 plus VAT and shipping. The long delay before announcing the procurement acidification equipment was because Br. Göransson was waiting for the approval of the procurement process for slurry tanker and spreader. Also after recieving the SAT in April 2017, it took another month before the equipment was installed on the tractor and slurry tanker. Procurment critera for the tanker included: largest available tanker under 30 m3, trippleboggie with largest wheel size possible, 24 meter trailing hose boom, crane-arm loading, centrifugal pump. Procurement critera for the SAT equipment included: verified according to standards equal to or greater than VERA, approved for ADR transport of dangerous goods, use concentrated sulfuric acid (approx 96%), automatic pH regulation, easy to rinse clean with water, controlled through ISO BUS terminal based software for easy integration with the tractor. Procurement for the SAT equipment was delayed due to difficulties and getting the first procurement approved by the the MA/JS. There were uncertainties about which procurement method should be used due to the overall size of the investment, whether bid-at-three, national open procurement or EU open procurement. Public procurement legislation in Sweden is only for authorities not intended for private companies and therefore it is essentially not possible for private companies to comply with the legislation. After consultations with the National Agency for Public Procurement, the Swedish Competition Authority and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, it was still unclear about what rules actually applied in Sweden. Another issue without clarification was that total cost of the slurry tanker was above the national threshold for open procurement, however, the amount that would be reimbursed to our partner through the de minimus state aid element for the tanker was under the national threshold and within the "bid-at-three" procurement range. After discussions with the above named authorities, it was eventually decided that bid-at-three procurement would be sufficient for the tanker as well since the amount of reimbursement from the Interreg program is under the national threshold. There were no issues with the procurement for the SAT equipment and the "bid-at-three" rule was applied, however only one bid was actually received. There are no dealers of slurry acidification equipment in Sweden at the moment.


14 Table 2: Summary of the procurement process. Country

Organisation

SAT type

Investment cost, €

ERDF Funding, €

Equipment delivered

(including VAT)

EE

ECRI

In-field

144,960

102,680 June 2018.

DE

Blunk GmbH

In-field

366,825

175,000 July 2018

LV

Lauku Agro SIA

In-field

157,000

117,750 September 2017

LT

LUHS

In-field

223,474

156,987 November 2017

PL*

ITP

Instorage

68,379

58,122 December 2017

SE

Br. Göransson

In-field

384,619

TOTAL

7 pilot installations

1,345,257

*PL made 2 investments which are summarized here.

192,345 April 2017 802,883


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Annex A: Specifications Annex A.1: Specification of slurry tanker Needed GENERAL Volume Chassis Number of axles Loading Unloading Brakes PTO shaft Drawbar Tyres TANK Volume Diameter Material Material thickness

m3 Type Pcs. Type Type Type Diameter/splines Type Not smaller than m3 At least, mm Type At least

Outside cover At least Inside cover At least Anti-surge partion At least 6� coupling Inspection hatch Mechanical level indicator Electronic filling indicator Hydraulic ball plug valve for mixing Hose protection for trailing hose boom CHASSIS Type Cover Boom fixing

At least

Coupling Drawbar Drawbar height adjustment Parking AXLES Number of axles Suspension

Type/size, mm at least Type At least

20 Fully welded 2 Self loading Centrifugal Hydraulic 1 3/4 and 6 or others Hydraulic suspension 650/60-R30,5 Radial 20 2000 Steel grade 5mm Sandblasted, polyuerethane, varnish and primer Epoxy 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Fully welded Sandblasted, polyuerethane, varnish and primer Fixed Bolt on Schamuller Ball type hitch, 80 With hydraulic suspension Mechanical Hydraulic jack

At least

2 Hydraulic with speed sensors


16 Steering type Steering angle Mudguards on all wheels Brakes Brake sizes Width Tyres Tyre pressure regulators PTO Wide angle universal shaft LOADING

Electronic with axle lock At least, degrees Type At least, mm At least, mm Not smaller than

15 Yes Hydraulic 410x180 2200 650/60-R30,5 Radial 2 circuit, shut off valve for each wheel

Min length, m

Device Turning circle of device Output Max reach, storage height Max reach, in storage Flowmeter Computer control Auto-load and weight control UNLOADING

Type At least, degrees At least, l/min At least, mm At least, mm

Device Pump output Stone trap Flowmeter Computer control Piping galvanised Coupling for trailing hose system HYDRAULICS Couplings at the rear of tanker Coupling type Outlets prepared for section control Computer control LIGHTS According to legislation road trafic safe Working lights on loading device Type of working lights/ brightness LUBRICATION Type OTHER Camera at the rear

Type At least, l/min

XX Self loading, hydraulic arm, vacuum pump 100 6000 2600 5200 Yes Yes Yes Centrifugal pump with hydraulic drive 4500 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

At least

9 Quick release couplings Yes Yes Yes

At least, pcs. At least, Type/lumens

2 LED/ 1500

Manual

Yes Yes


17 Camera at the loading device Colour screen in cab for cameras

Yes Yes

Tool box Clean water tank Ladder for inspection

Yes Yes Yes

User's manual (including maintenance issues) in local language PRACTICAL TRAININGS AND DEMOS How to connect tanker to the tractor How to operate tanker/spreader basic operations Safety instructions Guidelines for maintenance Warranty issues

At least 15l

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


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Annex A.2: Specification of slurry spreading equipment Needed GENERAL Connected to tanker Boom width Number of distributors Material ISOBUS compatible BOOM Width Protection Material Rising/lowering Folding/unfolding Transport position Anti drip system Trailing hose end type Section control Max width of section DISTRIBUTOR Pieces Position Chopper Drains per distributor Output per distributor Stone trap Stone trap slide valve Dosage HYDRAULICS Couplings at the rear of tanker Flow Pressure Computer control LIGHTS According to legislation road trafic safe LUBRICATION Type OTHER

Yes m Pcs.

24 1 Fully galvanised metal parts Yes

m Type Type Type

Type

24 Trapezium Galvanised steel Hydraulic from cabin Hydraulic from cabin with master/slave cylinders Inclined to protect against dripping Yes Trailing shoes, open end??? Yes

m

2

Pcs.

1

Pcs. l/min At least

At least l/min bar

Vertical Rotating knives 48...72 6000+ Yes Hydraulically operated for emptying From cabin via controller 9 40+ 180+ Yes

Yes Manual

Yes


19 PRACTICAL TRAININGS AND DEMOS How to operate spreader Safety instructions Guidelines for maintenance Warranty issues

Yes Yes Yes Yes


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Annex A.3: Specification of slurry acidification equipment Needed GENERAL Connected to tanker Acid used Number of mixers Pcs. Tank placement ISOBUS compatible TRACTOR TO BE EQUIPPED (INFORMATION FOR SUPPLIER) Brand/Model Power hp Transmission Front linkage lifting capacity Kg Front linkage category Hydraulic coupler at the front Hydraulic return at he front

Elevated traffic light ISOBUS plug at the rear ISOBUS terminal in the cab TANKER TO BE EQUIPPED (INFORMATION FOR SUPPLIER) Brand/Model Boom width Central wire box for coupling to ISOBUS wire harness TANKS Main acid tank Main acid tank volume

At least at bonnet level on sides of cab

1 Front linkage Yes XXX 230+ Powershift 4500+ 3 Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

XXX m3

24 Yes

Type m3

Tank for additives Volume of tank for additives

Type l

Clean water tank Clean water tank volume Acid pump with PTFE lined ADR approved hose and self vented drip free dry connector to connect to acid tank Electrically driven pump for additives HOSES

Type l

Material

TBD 96% H2SO4

IBC with self vented drip free dry connector installed 1 Stainless steel with external level indicator with self vented drip free dry connector installed 80+ Stainless steel with electronical and external level indicator 50+ Hydraulic drive with RPM sensor and calibrating valve Yes PTFE lined ADR approved hose for sulphuric acid


21 Couplings Couplings per hose

Total length of hoses MIXER

Type Pcs. m, according to tractor and tanker models

Type of mixer Material of mixer Type of injector Material of injector ph meter in stainless steel sump LIGHTS IN FRONT According to legislation road trafic safe Type Low beam Pcs. High beam Pcs. Turning lights Pcs. Side position (gabarites) Pcs. SAFETY Filling acid Type Connections to acid/ additive tanks Type Washing system with clean water after use Type All around external impact protection cage with impact safe floor for acid tank Lockable cage for acid tank Tree point linkage for fitting to tractor Extra chain for tank cage safety Traffic monitoring camera on acid tank cage with monitor in cabin Camera for monitoring acid tank loading in cage with monitor in cabin Storage for safety equipment within acid tank cage Type Gloves approved to work with sulphuric acid Pair Visor for eye protection Pcs. Protection apparel Pcs. pH calibration fluids Pcs. User's manual Pcs. Spare part catalogue Pcs. ELECTRONICS/ DATA STORAGE ISOBUS compatible ECU with coupling to tractor ISOBUS terminal ISOBUS software integrated in ECU for controlling dose rate of acid and additives from cabin

Stainless steel 60 degree cone 2

To be checked by supplier Turbulence type with direct acid injection Galvanised steel Direct with contra valve Stainless steel Yes Yes LED 2 2 2 2 No direct filling Self vented drip free dry connector Automatic Yes Yes Yes Yes Cameras at left and right side Yes Closed type, lockable 1 1 1 2 x 3 bags pH 7 and pH 4 1 1

Yes Yes


22 Wire harness with central wire box and coupling for tank sensor, light, GPS / GSM and ECU controller GPS / GSM module for automatic data transfer for documentation in CSV format. Log-in to internet download of data 1 year data traffic from GPS / GSM system PRACTICAL TRAININGS AND DEMOS How to operate spreader Safety instructions Guidelines for maintenance Warranty issues

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


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Annex B – Check list template Project: WP: Activity: Sub-activity: PP:

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field Comments Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments Offering company: Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced Offers received Contract signed Machinery received Comments

Baltic Slurry Acidi 3 3.2. 3.2.6.


24 Specific details of the contract (if applicable): General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):


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Annex C – Procurement process for Estonian installation Annex C.1: Checklists for procurement process Project:

Baltic Slurry Acidi

WP:

3

Activity: Sub-activity:

3.2. 3.2.6.

PP:

3, ECRI

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field

SyreN

Comments

Device is BioCover SyreN mini. This is SyreN special edition for research purposes. The acid tank is 60 l and is placed behaind the tractor.

Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1

72900+14 580(VAT)=87 480 EUR

Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments Offering company: Offer No.1 Offer No.2

It was public procurement, and only one offer was made. Eesti Agritehnika OÜ

Offer No.3 Comments Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced Offers received Contract signed Machinery received

Eesti Agritehnika OÜ is BioCover dealer in Estonia.

30.10.2017 30.10.2017 03.11.2017 03.11.2017

Comments

The machinery is ready for delivery in BioCover and is waiting for slurry tank and slurry spreader

Specific details of the contract (if applicable):

The contract icludes also the installing of system to the spreader and also training of staff.


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General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

Project:

The most complicated part was to prepare conditions for procurement. Procurement process itself was not difficult because we have 1) digital system in Estonia for public procurements, 2) an experienced person in ECRI who is reponisble for procurements and he worked with procurement system.

Baltic Slurry Acidi

WP: Activity:

3 3.2.

Sub-activity: PP:

3.2.6. 3, ECRI

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field Comments

X Joskin Slurry 8 m3 tanker and 3 m open-slot disc injecteor. It will work with BioCover SyreN mini.

Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1

47900+ 9580(VAT)=57480

Offer No.2 Offer No.3

129000+25800=154800

Comments

It was public procurement, and only two offers was made.

Offering company: Offer No.1

Stokker AS

Offer No.2 Offer No.3

Eesti Agritehnika OĂœ

Comments Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready

31.10.2017


27 Procurement announced Offers received

01.11.2017 17.11.2017

Contract signed Machinery received

14.12.2017 By contract it should be 30.04.2017

Comments Specific details of the contract (if applicable): General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

The most complicated part was to prepare conditions for procurement. Procurement process itself was not difficult because we have 1) digital system in Estonia for public procurements, 2) an experienced person in ECRI who is reponisble for procurements and he worked with procurement system.


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Annex D – Procurement process for German installation Annex D.1: Checklists for procurement process Project:

Baltic Slurry Acidi

WP:

3

Activity: Sub-activity:

3.2. 3.2.6.

PP:

10, Blunk GmbH

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field

x

Comments Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1

366,825.00

Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments Offering company: Offer No.1

Kaweco

Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced

10.01.2017 16.01.2017

Offers received Contract signed

06.02.2017 18.01.2018

Machinery received

11.07.2018


29 Comments Specific details of the contract (if applicable): General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

Project:

Baltic Slurry Acidi

WP: Activity:

3 3.2.

Sub-activity: PP:

3.2.6.

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field

x 20 Variboxes

Comments Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1

1,004.00

Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments Offering company: Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments Time schedule (dates):

Promens


30 Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced

10.05.2018 11.05.2018

Offers received Contract signed

18.05.2018 01.06.2018

Machinery received Comments

03.07.2018

Specific details of the contract (if applicable):

General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

Because of the total amount of 20.080 â‚Ź we were allowed to use a free award procedure process for the the Variboxes. There were no problems.


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Annex E – Procurement process for Latvian installation Annex E.1: Checklist for procurement process Project:

Baltic Slurry Acidi

WP:

3

Activity: Sub-activity:

3.2. 3.2.6.

PP:

21, Lauku Agro SIA

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field

x

Comments

Syren system from Biocover, Fendt 930 tractor and Samson PG25 slurry tanker with 24m booms and hose system

Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments

162,500.00 169,500.00 157,000.00 all second hand equipment, very well refurbished

Offering company: Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments

AGS Maskiner, VAT No DK33134908 AR Agro SIA, VAT No LV43603039552 GOMA Viborg ApS, VAT No DK 10963230 1) Samson, 2) Joskin, 3) Samson

Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced

03.07.2017 03.07.2017

Offers received Contract signed

12.07.2017 31.08.2017

Machinery received

29.09.2017


32 Comments

-

Specific details of the contract (if applicable):

-

General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

The main problem for tender providers was to find acidification system that we asked in product specs because of only one manufacturer - Biocover. Few minor issues regarding tanker specs, had to change before publishing because it fit only one manufacturer


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Annex F – Procurement process for Lithuanian installation Annex F.1: Checklist for procurement process Project:

Baltic Slurry Acidi

WP:

3

Activity: Sub-activity:

3.2. 3.2.6.

PP:

18, LUHS (Institute of animal sciences)

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field Comments

Biocover A/S system slurry acidification in field. Tank capacity is 20 cubic metres and 12 metres spreading hoses.

Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1

184 690,00 + VAT 38 784,90 Total amount including VAT 223 474,90 Euro

Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments

Was organized public procurement and was got one offer.

Offering company: Offer No.1

UAB Biržų žemtiekimas (Joint-Stock Company Biržų žemtiekimas)

Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments

UAB Biržų žemtiekimas is BioCover dealer in Lithuania.

Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced

13.06.2017 14.06.2017

Offers received Contract signed

28-06-2017 01.08.2017

Machinery received

07.11.2017


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Comments

The equipment will be tested until 27 July 2017, depending on weather conditions.

Specific details of the contract (if applicable):

The contract including for two people training and full installation and testing.

General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

In Lithuania there are strict procurement requirements and a long document evaluation period. The open tender procedure takes about 4 months.


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Annex G – Procurement process for Polish installation Annex G.1: Checklists for procurement process Project:

Baltic Slurry Acidi

WP:

3

Activity: Sub-activity:

3.2. 3.2.6.

PP:

7, ITP.

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field

Comments

X FAPO production, but system was elaborated by ITP. Original acidification storage system siutable for Polish conditions presented to POLISH PATENT OFFICE

Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3

22,000.00

Comments

That was provided public procurement with only one offer.

Offering company: Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3 Comments

FAPO Co..

It took time but there was no problems with procurement and money transfer.

Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced Offers received

15.08.2017 15.09.2017 15.10.2017


36 Contract signed Machinery received

15.11.2017 20-12-2017

Comments

Good cooperation with FAPO

Specific details of the contract (if applicable): General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

Project: WP: Activity: Sub-activity: PP:

There was no problems with procurement and money transfer activities.

Baltic Slurry Acidi 3 3.2. 3.2.6. 7, ITP

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field

X

Comments

ORUM system type GDM 7500 - TF -12, power requirements about 200 hp

Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1 Offer No.2

39,000.00

Offer No.3 Comments

That was provided public procurement with only one offer.

Offering company: Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3

ORUM Co.


37 Comments

It took time but there was no problems with procurement and money transfer.

Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced

15.10.2017 15.11.2017

Offers received Contract signed

25.11.2017 15.02.2018

Machinery received Comments

15-12-2017 (yes that is true we received machinery before payment) Good cooperation with ORUM

Specific details of the contract (if applicable): General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

There was no problems with cooperation , just procurement needs time spent to get things done.


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Annex H – Procurement process for Swedish installation Annex H.1: Checklist for procurement process Project:

Baltic Slurry Acidi

WP:

3

Activity: Sub-activity:

3.2. 3.2.6.

PP:

17

Checklist SAT type chosen: In storage In field

X

Comments Procurement sums (including VAT), EUR Offer No.1

Two stage procurement - (1) for slurry tanker and (2) for in-field SAT (1) 259 012 excluding VAT and shipping, (2) 55 000 excluding VAT

Offer No.2 Offer No.3

(1) 262 083 excluding VAT and shipping (1) 252 695 exluding VAT and shipping

Comments Offering company: Offer No.1 Offer No.2 Offer No.3

Comments

(1) Harsø (27), (2) Biocover (1) Göma Viborg APS (Samson pg II 27) (1) AP Gyllevongne A/S (28) (1) For slurry tanker only. Offer 3 was lowest cost but they also had the largest tires which was a procurement criteria. (2) Only one offer for the in-field SAT was recieved, Kyndestoft did not send in a bid since their system did not meet the procurement critera.

Time schedule (dates): Procurement documantation ready Procurement announced

(1) December 2015, (2) April 2016 (1) December 2015, (2) December 2016


39 Offers received Contract signed

(1) December 2015, (2) February 2017 (1) February 2015, (2) March 2017

Machinery received

(1) April 2015, (2) April 2017

Comments

(2) the long delay before announcing the procurement was because PP17 was waiting for the approval of the procurement process for (1). Also after recieving the SAT in April, it took another month before the equipment was installed on the tractor and slurry tanker.

Specific details of the contract (if applicable):

(1) procurment critera for the tanker included: largest available tanker under 30 m3, trippleboggie with largest wheel size possible, 24 meter trailing hose boom, crane-arm loading, centrifugal pump. (2) procurement critera for the SAT equipment included: verified according to standards equal to or greater than VERA, approved for ADR transport of dangerous goods, use concentrated sulfuric acid (approx 96%), automatic pH regulation, easy to rince clean with water, controlled through ISO BUS terminal based software for easy integration with the tractor.


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General explanation of whole procurement process (please indicate any difficulties or deviations as well):

(2) procurement for the SAT equipment was delayed due to difficulties and getting the (1) procurement approved by the the MA/JS. There were uncertainties about which procurement method should be used due to the overall size of the investment, whether bid-at-three, national open procurement or EU open procurement. Public procurement legislation in Sweden is only for authorties not intended for private companies and therefore it is essentailly not possible for private companies to comply with the legislation. After consultations with the National Agency for Public Procurement, the Swedish Competition Authority and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, it was still unclear about what rules actually applied in Sweden. Another issue without clarification was that total cost of the slurry tanker was above the national threshold for open procurement, however, the amount that would be reimbursed to our partner through the de minimus state aid element for the tanker was under the national threshold and within the "bid-at-three" procurement range. After discussions with the above named authorities, it was eventually decided that bid-at-three procurement would be sufficient for the tanker as well since the amount of reimbursement from the Interreg program is under the national threshold. There were no issues with the procurment for the SAT equipment and the "bid-atthree" rule was applied, however only one bid was actually recieved. The total cost for the tanker and SAT system was around 310 000 EUR, however, PP17 was only allowed to claim 255


Summary of the project

Summary of the report

‘Baltic Slurry Acidification’ is an agroenvironmental project, co-financed by Interreg Baltic Sea Region under the priority area ‘Natural resources’ and the specific objective ‘Clear waters’. The aim of the project is to reduce nitrogen losses from livestock production by promoting the use of slurry acidification techniques in the Baltic Sea Region and thus to mitigate eutrophication of the waters, including airborne eutrophication.

This feasibility study report describes the background, conditions, planning issues and expected environmental and economic impacts of seven pilot installations of slurry acidification technology equipment in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Sweden.

Contributing authors: •

Kalvi Tamm, Estonian Crop Research Institute, Estonia

Jonas Ostermann, Blunk GmpH, German

Gints Jakubovskis, Lauku Agro, Latvia

Artūras Šiukščius, Animal Science Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Gintarė Kučinskienė, Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service, Lithuania

Jan Barwicki, Institute of Technology and Life Sciences, Poland

Erik Sindhöj, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

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Procurement process of pilot installations  

This report is prepared in the frames of the Baltic Slurry Acidification project, co-financed by Interreg Baltic and implemented by 16 partn...

Procurement process of pilot installations  

This report is prepared in the frames of the Baltic Slurry Acidification project, co-financed by Interreg Baltic and implemented by 16 partn...

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